Wonder has cited the situation in the Middle East and his antiwar stance for withdrawing from the Friends of the Israel Defence Force's benefit gig.
Music greats and Hollywood icons joined family members of Whitney Houston at a church in her hometown to pay tribute to her a week after her death.
Stevie Wonder talks about Barack Obama, social issues and today's music.
It was, as nearly everyone among the thousands of jubilant supporters recognised, a little slice of history. Barack Obama, once seen as a most improbable presidential candidate, before their eyes had been declared the Democratic nominee and the first African-American to have a real shot at winning the White House.